Form D slips issued against de-registration of over 500 modified vehicles in 3 months

Rush-hour traffic seen in Yangon as authorities are sending modified vehicles to the traffic police for de-registration.  Photo: Phoe Khwar
Rush-hour traffic seen in Yangon as authorities are sending modified vehicles to the traffic police for de-registration.  Photo: Phoe Khwar

By Nyein Nyein

Form D slips have been issued to more than 500 persons who de-registered their modified vehicles between October and December, 2019, said U Lian Cin Mang (aka Ngam Khai Pa Pa), Director of the Road Transport Administration Department (RTAD).
The RTAD has issued Form D slips to owners of more than 500 modified vehicles, including the de-registered vehicles kept at police stations, de-registered vehicles kept at RTAD, and newly identified vehicles, he added.
In accordance with Section 18 (e) of the 2015 Vehicle Law, the authorities are sending modified vehicles to the traffic police for de-registration. Up till now, the government has released some vehicles on sympathetic grounds, considering the hardship faced by the people, said U Lian Cin Mang.
“Vehicle modification is not allowed under the Vehicle Law. Modification means changing the body of the vehicle which is to be registered. Under the law, requests for registering such modified vehicles are rejected,” he added.
Therefore, the RTAD, under the Ministry of Transport and Communications, released announcements beginning from 1 October with respect to a permanent ban on vehicle modifications and the issuance of Form D slips to owners of modified vehicles so that they can import vehicles in place of the old, de-registered ones.
If vehicles are found with modifications in the body coach, Form D slips will be issued after they are de-registered, according to the RTAD. The RTAD has already informed the vehicle owners to contact the department. As of now, about 1.1 million vehicles are registered across the country, and more than 540,000 are registered in Yangon.(Translated by Hay Mar)

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